UN and the Pritzker Architecture Prize bring 2016 laureate Alejandro Aravena to discuss on architecture and sustainable development

2016 Pritzker Prize Laureate, Alejandro Aravena

Apr 1, 2016 -- The Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered the “Nobel of Architecture”) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF) will organize a press conference with the new 2016 Pritzker laureate, Alejandro Aravena. Mr. Aravena will share his view in social housing, public spaces and the role of architecture in the Sustainable Development Goals era.


Alejandro Aravena, 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Paloma Durán, Director Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F)


Tuesday, April 5 at 1pm.


Media Briefing Room (S237, 2nd Floor UN Secretariat Building. New York)

In addition, the SDGF and The Pritzker Architecture Prize will host an OPEN DIALOGUE ‘CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR THE BUILT ENVIRNOMENT’, at 6:30pm in the Trusteeship Council Chamber.

2016 Pritzker PrizeAlejandro Aravena, joined by previous laureates Glenn Murcutt, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Wang Shu, Thom Mayne, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel and Christian de Portzamparc, will have an in depth conversation about how architecture can be an engine of sustainable development. What is the role of architecture in building cities that are more sustainable and livable? How can we ensure access to adequate, safe and affordable housing for all? Can architecture promote social equality? These and other questions will be the topic of this open dialogue.

Media Contacts and RSVP

Victor Garrido, Email Contact 917.995.1687

Karen Newman, Email Contact, 917.297.2210

Edward Lifson, Email Contact, tel. 312 919 1312

The Sustainable Development Goals Fund ( www.sdgfund.org ) is an international inter-agency and multi-donor development mechanism created in 2014 by UNDP to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes. The main objective of the SDG-F is to bring together UN agencies, national governments, academia, civil society and business to address the challenges of poverty.  Follow us on twitter at @SDGFund

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